At KS3 students are introduced to the three aspects of the drama curriculum and its assessment: the creation of drama, the performance and the evaluation.
In Year 7 students are encouraged to work in groups and interact with all members of the class. We work collaboratively on short scripts and also devise our own pieces. Devised work can be created around a range of stimuli: poetry, pictures, photographs, music etc and based on themes, issues and events from history.
In the past students have explored the spooky happenings at the end of a dilapidated pier, wandered through the Amazonian rain forest and boarded the Titanic, all in the confines of the drama studio!
We encourage creativity and cooperation with students being encouraged to celebrate their own work and the work of others through regular peer assessment and short performances.